The Government has finalised its bid to have the European Centre for Medium Range Forecasting relocate part of its operations from Reading in the UK to Cherrywood in Dublin.

If successful it could see up to 250 jobs moving to Dublin.

The centre is a global leader in numerical weather prediction for medium-range forecasting.

It is an international intergovernmental Organisation of which Ireland is a member and the country is represented on the ECMWF Council by Met Éireann.

As a result of Brexit, a competition to relocate all ECMWF EU-funded activities from Reading to an EU Member State is taking place.

The successful bid will be revealed in December and Ireland is one of nine Member States competing for the centre.